Christian Fiction

The Plans We Made. Review + Giveaway.

About The Book.

When past secrets hold the only key to hope for the future…

Caroline Chapman is reeling from a broken engagement. Determined to start again, she moves cross-country for her dream job of planning events in the historical mansions of Newport, Rhode Island. Just as her life is getting back on track, she gets an email that shakes her very foundations.

Linda Riley’s life looks picture perfect – a wonderful husband, two great kids, involved in church and the community. Then comes the diagnosis that shatters the facade. In order to save her son’s life, she must reveal secrets that can rip everything apart.

Connected by more than painful circumstances, these two women discover a sacred bond. In this beautiful story of love, loss, and the fight for life, Caroline and Linda experience the reality that life doesn’t always go according to The Plans We Made.

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My Thoughts.

“God can redeem the broken things in our lives.”

This stroy revolved around the Riley family, Caroline and Chris. Their lives got connected together by decades old events and through it all it was really touching to read how they came out of it strong as a family.

The Riley family! I loved their banter! I loved their camaraderie! Their battles were fought together, their wins celebrated together. At the beginning of the book it was sad but i loved the courage with which each character went through the challenges.
Caroline seem frail but her inner strength is one to be reckoned with. I love how she lived and loved life. I loved the faith of her parents and how they always spread it over her. I admired her courage, taking life in stride through all the challenges that came her way.
Her relationship with Chris was just lovely! I think their story should be made into a movie. Their camaraderie despite the differences was beautiful. Chris heart for people was sweet.
I had no option but to love Maddox and Maxwell.

This story is one of courage, deep faith in God and the beautiful miracles works in the lives of His own. I loved the restoration in the story, the faith of some of the characters was amazing and worth emulating. This story was touching and life changing. This book was one beautiful example of when the plans we make don’t turn out the way we want and how God takes absolute control bringing beauty out of ugliness and pain.

I received a copy of this book and this is my honest opinion.

About The Authors.

Kathryn Cushman graduated with a degree in pharmacy from Samford University. After hanging up her lab coat, she shifted her focus toward writing. Her previous works have received multiple nominations for both the Carol Award and the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award. The Plans We Made is her tenth published novel.

Learn more at Follow Kathryn on Facebook (@authorkathryncushman) and Instagram (katiecushman1)

Lauren Beccue graduated from Holy Cross with a BA in English and now lives with her family in Santa Barbara. She writes about faith and family, with an emphasis on agricultural passages of the Bible. This is her first novel.

Learn more at Follow Lauren on Facebook (@beccue.lauren) and Instagram (@lauren_beccue).

Author’s Giveaway


Now, go buy your copy of The Plans We Made online or at a local bookstore, then be sure to head to Lauren’s website to claim your bonus freebie!


  • Make Your Plans in Pencil
  • The Plans We Made
  • Proverbs 19:21

Just contact Lauren with your name, address, and where you purchased the book, and she’ll send you a set. That’s it! (US only and get ’em while they last.)

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